Travel Blogs from Antakya, Turkey

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Ramazan Ends, Antakya, Turkey travel blog

Ramazan Ends

A travel blog entry by kimandmartin

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... -natured, very real tensions do exist between the Turks and those of Kurdish ancestry. Just before we boarded our bus for Antakya, a diminutive man with rather glassy eyes and a grin plastered on his face (obviously celebrating Biram a little much, ...

I can see green again!, Antakya, Turkey travel blog

I can see green again!

A travel blog entry by tracystravels

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Left Syria today and arrived in Antakya, Turkey with my group.  The city is tucked into and running up some beautiful mountains.  It is such a nice change to have a change in scenery.  Seeing so many countries in such a ...

Antioch and the First Christian Church, Antakya, Turkey travel blog

Antioch and the First Christian Church

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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... time, the priest chanted psalms. At the same time as the church cave, the Romans were firmly established in Antioch, called Antakya.  A large number of well-preserved mosaics and sculpture testify to this, housed in the city museum.  The ...

Left olympos with michael and kylie and we ..., Olympos to antakya to syria, Turkey travel blog

Left olympos with michael and kylie and we ...

A travel blog entry by gdrenfrew

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... in the gutter again. Highpoint of the trip was a jacknifed ayran (milk) tanker in the middle of the road. Arrived at 9am in Antakya in on piece and got a bus to the Syrian town of Aleppo. In the bus station got approached by a few money changers ...

Ancient Antioch, Antakya, Turkey travel blog

Ancient Antioch

A travel blog entry by bumihills

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Today we headed for Turkey's Mediterranean coast to Antakya, a town situated close to the border with Syria.  Along the way we stopped at Gumusler Monastery which has some amazing and brilliant frescoes.  It is a bit off the highway, but well ...

Antakya is beautiful, Antakya, Turkey travel blog

Antakya is beautiful

A travel blog entry by kkandtt

... and charge the cellphone so we can get in touch with S, our friend who has a farm, an oasis really, outside of Antakya. i meet a young woman while making the phone call and she ends up guiding us to our necessary destination all the while chatting with ...

one cıty 2 names lots of fun!, Antakya, Turkey travel blog

one cıty 2 names lots of fun!

A travel blog entry by senorbrian

... ıng at noon and arrıve at 5pm then waıtıng tıll 6 15 untıl my bus carrıed on to antakya (hatay)  Upon arrıvıng ı realısed the otogar (bus statıon) was located 7km out of town and there was ...

In Antioch, Antakya, Turkey travel blog

In Antioch

A travel blog entry by kaisersnuggle

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Made it by bus to Antioch, called either Antakya or Hatay by Turkey.  The city has very little if any of its ancient walls, having been destroyed by earthquakes. Antioch was one of the main cities of the Roman Empire, where people were first called ...

We have a winner!, Antioch, Turkey travel blog

We have a winner!

A travel blog entry by seanandjeannie

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... and doing laundry.  While I was looking forward to seeing all the of the ancient sites, they are mostly gone.  Today, Antakya is only really notable for having a more arab feel than the rest of Turkey.  This is mainly due to the fact that ...

Antakya en toute vers Chypre, Antakya, Turkey travel blog

Antakya en toute vers Chypre

A travel blog entry by alixetfab

Chypre : nous sommes en route . Guevan on arrive !!! Enfin j'espere (on a deja avale 8 de route depuis Petra a 7h00 AM et nous prenons un bus de nuit pour la turquie ce soir). Si tout va bien on prendra le ferry demain midi depuis Silifke (on arrive a ...

Taking the Turkey out of Turkey..., Antakya, Turkey travel blog

Taking the Turkey out of Turkey...

A travel blog entry by cycling_azza

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... a small tree (....bush.... shrub...) though and hopefully didn't scare too many of the locals... My final stop in Turkey was Antakya. Very much a Mediterranean town with the care free and friendly attitude to boot. Among other things, Antakya is ...

Antakya onward to Arabia, Antakya, Turkey travel blog

Antakya onward to Arabia

A travel blog entry by jstern

Took a very long and exhausting bus and minibus ride to Antakya, Turkey and Im currently at the bus terminal waiting for my 11AM bus to Aleppo, Syria. I had planned to enter Syria from Gaziantep, but after Hong shared his experience of taking one terrible ...

Farewell Turkey, Antakya, Turkey travel blog

Farewell Turkey

A travel blog entry by welovemondays

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... . The following day was far more sedate as we saw some of the most incredible mosaics. And finally on to Antakya, our border crossing into Syria. Turkey has truly exceeded all of our expectations and while we are excited to be moving on, we are also a ...

From Nigde to Antakya, Antakya, Turkey travel blog

From Nigde to Antakya

A travel blog entry by oldrover

... , treatment like this (See previous entry). Shortly out of Niğde I got a call on my cell phone from a fellow in Antakya. I am a member of a social network of travellers (sort of like Facebook). The essential idea is that one can "couchsurf" with ...

Top Ten Turkish Delights, Antakya, Turkey travel blog

Top Ten Turkish Delights

A travel blog entry by welovemondays

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... then you see an even better one. From the Acropolis at Bergama to the Gypsy Girl in Gaziantep to the Happy Hunchback of Antakya...... 10) The Buses. Apparently we come from the 4th wealthiest economy in the world and one of the most advanced and efficient ...

You Say Antakya, I Say Antioch, Antioch, Turkey travel blog

You Say Antakya, I Say Antioch

A travel blog entry by oldrover

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2nd May 2008 Not Much Doin' in Antioch   Upon getting into Antioch/Antakya, meeting Koray and taking my gear to his apartment--a short walk from his university office--we met a university friend of his, Varol Topaç. The two of them treated me ...

Dirty Turkye, Samandağ, Turkey travel blog

Dirty Turkye

A travel blog entry by tabasamu2010

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... kept open while they work, and we had to zigzag our way between construction vehicles, loose gravel and heaps of sand. In Antakya we had great difficulty finding a place to stay.  We struggled to find the tourist information centre, due to the fact ...

Antakya - Stopover Before Syria, Antakya, Turkey travel blog

Antakya - Stopover Before Syria

A travel blog entry by kdwali

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A couple of days in Antakya, close to the Syrian border. Stayed in Ekinci, a little village outside of town and a short Dolmus ride away. The accommodation was 2 joined "huts" built entirely out of mud and straw! It was here that the 11children of the ...

Border town, Antakya, Turkey travel blog

Border town

A travel blog entry by jimmymacfad

... agency to bus station and then stop.  The tourist's silvery-tongued guides cease and the tempest of Turco-Arabian Antakya begins. As a cyclist having travelled from central Europe, I was, to my jet-wash black marketeers very obviously insane and ...

One! Two! Five!, Antakya, Turkey travel blog

One! Two! Five!

A travel blog entry by ssfahring

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... were unable to see the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch.)  Continuing our trend of visiting new places before we leave Turkey we found ourselves in Hatay (or Antakya or Antioch, just to name a few) for a four day weekend.  We were curious about ...

The Arab Antakya, Antakya, Turkey travel blog

The Arab Antakya

A travel blog entry by juliank

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... and walnuts) and a beer (Efes of course) - all for only 11 dollars, another bargain. So that concludes my time in Antakya - I really enjoyed this city, especially because of the food! Tomorrow I am off to Aleppo in Syria and am really looking forward to ...

Untitled, Antakya, Turkey travel blog

Untitled

A travel blog entry by juliank

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Antakya, Antakya, Turkey travel blog

Antakya

A travel blog entry by loelai

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In English En espanol German Antakya  Arrivée vers 20 heures, la ville semble plutôt glauque .. Déjà, la misère pour trouver un hôtel: mon bouquin donne une adresse à éviter, mais malheureusement, tous les autres n'ont que des chambres ...

MOVING DAY ANTAKYA TURKEY, Antakya, Turkey travel blog

MOVING DAY ANTAKYA TURKEY

A travel blog entry by dancejill

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... and stopped at the WC. So the bus just kept on moving forward with us walking behind slowly catching up on it. The ride into Antakya, Turkey was only 1 hour. We passed a truck that had flipped over. The road is so narrow most of the way to the edge ...

ST. PETER'S CHURCH THE FIRST CHURCH, Antakya, Turkey travel blog

ST. PETER'S CHURCH THE FIRST CHURCH

A travel blog entry by dancejill

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... cave which is now known as St. Peter's Church. This was between the years 29 and 40. In 1098 the crusaders who conquered Antakya extended the church with two arches on the front. The floor still has some traces of mosaic tiles and there was a fresco ...

A good sign?, Antakya, Turkey travel blog

A good sign?

A travel blog entry by chrishailstone

Hmmm, in the last few days I have seen a very steady increase in the number of emails I am getting from recruiting agents back in London - is this a good sign that the economy is improving? The number of emails I am recieving is up quite a lot from even ...

Syria Crossing & Into Beirut, Yayladağı, Turkey travel blog

Syria Crossing & Into Beirut

A travel blog entry by gary.rosewarne

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... . The only downside of the trip was the $US150 diesel tax because of the cheap government subsidised fuel. The cost of fuel in Europe and Turkey was on average $US2.00 / litre when compared to the cost in Syria of about $US0.20 / litre! INCREDIBLE!   ...

Hitching to Syria (part 3), Antakya, Turkey travel blog

Hitching to Syria (part 3)

A travel blog entry by vague-abonding

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... in the cab with Okay.  He turned out to be far more than his name suggested, not only driving us the whole way to Antakya (our destination and his home town), but also buying us drinks, melon and a full dinner.  Then to cap it all ...

Bab al-Hawa crossing, Antakya, Turkey travel blog

Bab al-Hawa crossing

A travel blog entry by yoni

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November 15, 2007 Antakya, Turkey Antakya or Hayat (almost every town in Turkey has two names and they both are recognized by the people) was the site of the Biblical Antioch where St. Peter visited and later wrote a letter back to some people he met ...

Nusaybin - Adana - Antakya, Antakya, Turkey travel blog

Nusaybin - Adana - Antakya

A travel blog entry by caprile

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Itinerary : Nusaybin - Adana - Antakya Dates : 25th to 26th of November 2007 Mileage in Turkey : 1560 km Mileage so far : 16960 km. We were suppose to be riding in Jordan for already 2 days but guess where we are!...Still in Turkey! Indeed, we are ...

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